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Joaquin Community Cemetery

This cemetery is located just off Highway 84 in Joaquin, just across the railroad track by the Baptist Church.  If you would like to submit information or pictures, please email me.   Help preserve Shelby County history.


Joaquin Cemetery Homecoming



JUNE 11, 2022

Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, Joaquin.

10:30 AM  visit and watch the slideshow

11:00 AM songs, business.

The program will feature a presentation and slide show on Joaquin businesses and merchants through the years.

Bring a covered dish. 

The committee will furnish the tea and ice and paper products.

Have any photos of people, places or events, please email:


To donate to help with the upkeep of the cemetery mail check to:

Joaquin Community Cemetery Associate

P O Box 236

Joaquin TX 75954-0236


To be put on mailing list for cemetery email: Harold Irish




The Stories of Joaquin on Facebook

I got to go to the 2019 reunion and was so blessed to be there.   Several of the older people remembered my grandparents or my Mother or her siblings.   I haven't been to one in over 40 years.  We used to go with Grandma when I was young......Jane Sanford Keppler

I attended the 2022 homecoming and totally enjoyed it.  I neglected to take photos of the beautiful sidewalks that have been added.





Be sure and check out the Museum's website for more transcriptions.


There is a Facebook page called The Stories of Joaquin Texas.   Check it out and post your pictures and queries.

Veteran Last Name First/Maiden DOB DOD Notes
  Adams Senetti Powell Feb 1890 25-Nov-1922 Daughter of Richard & Sarah, spouse of Coleman Adams. (picture)
  Bridges Hettie 1896 1982 Spouse of John Wesley.
  Bridges John Wesley 17-Sep-1897 Aug 1979 Son of James & Nina Bridges, spouse Hettie Durham.
  Powell Bobbie Swanzy 1891 1979 Wife of George M.

  Powell Chester Lamar 26-Feb-1912 31-May01987 Son of George M. & Bobbie.  Tec. Sgt., U.S. Army, WW II

Powell Cyril Augusta 28-Mar-1897 18-Apr-1977 Grandfather of Jane Keppler (picture)


  Powell Fred Leroy 15-Aug-1928 17-Aug-1957 Son of Cyril & Mamie Powell, uncle of Jane Keppler

death certificate

  Powell George M Jul-1882 1951 Son of Richard & Sarah, spouse of Bobbie Swanzy.
  Powell Mamie Louise Bridges 22-May-1904 22-Jan-1987 Wife of Cyril, grandmother of Jane Keppler (picture)

  Powell Richard Benjamin 14-Dec-1855 10-Oct-1930 Father of Cyril Powell, ggrandfather of Jane Keppler (picture)
  Powell Sarah E. Hart 19-Oct-1852 9-Jul-1944 Wife of Richard Benjamin, ggrandmother of Jane Keppler (picture)
  Purcer Jennie Bridges   20-Mar-1870 24-Oct-1942 Daughter of Pinkney & Susan Bridges, wife of John.
  Purcer John 23-Jan-1864 31-Mar-1952 Husband of Jennie Bridges.




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